The typical screenplay is between 90 & 120 pages. The translation is one (1) page in a script roughly translates into one (1) minute of screen time. As I work diligently on my latest screenplay (working title "The Colony"), which I will be changing after reading a big star-driven Hollywood film is in pre-production with the same title "The Colony".
Isn't it ironic Hollywoodteurs (as I coin the Hollywood sect) and I, worlds apart, would create or select anything the same? As I approach the final pages of my "The Colony" script, I know exactly where the characters will be - their arc - if you will. But for the first time - in a very long time of writing - I don't want it to end. Even thou the scenario is constant. There are no "what if he does this or that?". It is static. He (Dashen) goes back to his island bungalow forgetting about the "real" world. Later an unexpected visitor (Lancelot) appears at his door. He is completely startled yet excited.
Inspiration for themes and plots for screenplays happen at any time and any place. "The Colony" is one man's quest, desire and longing for life as we are told exists.